The Management Team consists of members representing different functions at EIT Climate-KIC. It carries out the statutory duties, coordinates strategy execution and manages overall operations for the people, partners and stakeholders who we are in service of.
Dr Kirsten DunlopChief Executive Officer
Dr Kirsten Dunlop joined EIT Climate-KIC in 2017.
Her career spans academia, consulting, banking, insurance, strategy, design, innovation and leadership, across three continents, with pioneering work in strategic risk, business model transformation and leadership.
Her vision for EIT Climate-KIC is to offer a capability in systems transformation, resilience and regeneration through innovation.
Tom MitchellChief Strategy Officer
With 15 years’ experience of working on climate change policy and research, Dr. Tom Mitchell has a PhD in climate and disaster risk management and has published widely on climate resilience. Before joining EIT Climate-KIC, Tom led the climate change team at the Overseas Development Institute, supported UN policy on disaster risk reduction and served as a coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Florian DevilleChief Financial Officer
Maite IbarretxeChief Operating Officer
Péter HalászPeople Team Orchestrator
With over 20 years of experience in leading international HR teams, Péter Halász joined EIT Climate-KIC in September 2021. Previous roles included Head of Human Resources East Europe and Asia at KWS Group, a world-leading plant seed producer, with activities in over 70 countries, as well as leading HR roles at Ringier Publishing and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hungary. He holds an MSc degree in Organisational Development and university degrees in Diplomacy and Economics. Furthermore, Péter is passionate about nature, trail-running and supporting people in their growth.
Alethea GollanDeep Demonstrations Orchestrator
Alethea Gollan is a strategic, multidisciplinary leader with enthusiasm for a complex operating environment. She is passionate about connecting innovation networks to build a resilient future. She has worked across areas of strategic innovation and strategic risk management, business process outsourcing, project and change management with extraordinary energy and dedication in a situation where creativity and innovation are encouraged.
Solla ZophoniasdottirLearning Services - Orchestrator
Bjarke KovshøjClimathon City Manager
Bjarke is a co-creator with several years of experience with turning climate action into tangible solutions. Bjarke has developed and managed public-private projects aimed at developing climate solutions for cities. Bjarke is responsible for the global Climathon programme.
Ben HonanFinancial Participation Product Builder
The interplay between financial markets and climate change has been a focus for Ben throughout his career. Ben has applied innovation techniques to the climate emergency while working in the insurance market, in financial services regulation, and now at EIT Climate-KIC in Amsterdam. Focussed on Sustainable Finance, Ben works on a portfolio of finance innovation projects designed to integrate climate risk & opportunity into global financial markets and drive a transformation to a sustainable net-zero emissions economy.
Savitri GroagStrategic Developer Benelux
Savitri Groag is an anthropologist that joined Climate-KIC in 2020, after ten years in global tech company Accenture as Head of Sustainability. She brings experience from private sector, technology as well as sustainable operations and partner collaborations. Within Climate-KIC she leads the innovations and partner engagement in the Benelux region.